Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Correct Link-check it out

One of my favorite blogs...check it out!

http://www.elanaspantry.com/cookbook

Gluten Free and Yummy!

Check out this website/blog for yummy recipes and tips!

http://www.elanaspantry.com

This week I'll be giving away The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and a 5lb bag of Almond Flour from Honeyville. To be entered into this Holiday Deluxe Giveaway follow these 3 steps:

1. create a blog or Facebook post mentioning this giveaway
2. in your post link back to The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook page (http://www.elanaspantry.com/cookbook/), if you like you can also add an almond flour recipe (of mine, yours, or someone else's) to your post, but that's entirely optional
3. leave a comment below with a link to your blog post or Facebook page by January 11th so that I know you entered the contest! If you win, I'd be happy to sign your book

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year's Day




How do we veil ourselves? What is your ultimate potential? We plan to explore these questions in the New Year's Day practice for all levels at Studio Be Yoga from 10-11:45am. I will be co-teaching this class with Michelle Anderson to ring in the New Year. We will start with some chanting together and move through a practice to explore the past to discover the present moment. I hope you can join us.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My 2010 Schedule



Lots of Choices for 2010!
Teaching Schedule for 2010



Many of you have asked for me to share with you my January 2010 teaching schedule. So here it is. I am very excited at the depth and variety of teaching (and locations) that I will have available.

I will also be offering many workshop opportunities in 2010 at The Yoga Workshop and Studio Be. Please continue to check their websites and I will send you notices via newsletters.

This Spring I will again teach the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Intensive! Please spread the word to caregivers, pregnant mothers or yoga students that are interested in the field of Yoga and Pregnancy/Postpartum care! There will be an incredible group of women gathered to teach it again. I am firming up plans but it looks like it will be in April.


Thank you in advance and hope to see you soon and again in 2010!

Namaste,
De



North Boulder Recreation Center
3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO

Tuesday:
10am-11:30am
Continuing
*childcare available

Wednesday: 5:30pm-7pm
Prenatal/Postpartum

Friday:
8:50am-10:20am
Beginning
*childcare available

Drop in passes are available
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Studio Be:

2077 30th Street
Boulder, CO


Monday:
9am-10:30am
Beginner Foundation

Monday:
6pm-7:30pm Intermediate
Flow

Tuesday:
6pm -7:30pm
Beginner Foundation

Friday:
4:30pm-6pm
All Levels Flow
Friday Afternoon Club

Saturday:
Noon-1:15pm
Prenatal/Postpartum


Colorado Athletic Club

1821 30th Street
Boulder, CO

Tuesday:
7am-8:15am
Warm Vinyasa
Level 1/2

Wednesday:
Noon-1:15pm
Vinyasa
Level 1/2

Thursday:
5pm-6:15pm
Advanced Alignment
Level 2/3

*If you are not a member of the club you can still drop in to the yoga classes!




Introducing Purnam Wellness:

Stephen and I have joined together to create Purnam Wellness. Purnam means whole or perfect. We will be kicking off our website this new year!

I have been offering private yoga therapy in Boulder since 2001. I offer sessions working on various issues including building home practice sequences to balance heath issues, digestive health, and muscular/skeletal challenges.

I offer a number of sessions times a week in our quiet office in North Boulder. I also am available for group or private sessions at other locations.

Call or email me to schedule yourself or give the gift of wellness for the holidays!
303-818-2169
dewestyoga@yahoo.com

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First the Laundry, then the Laundry


How can this statement be a metaphor for our yoga practice. As a mother it seems the laundry never ends. When I think it is "done", more comes. If I think that I "do" the pose, I am missing the point of the practice. Yoga practice never ends. Do your practice now. Be in the present moment, there will be more laundry later.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Charting

In my class today a student asked for a chart of a sequence like I have given before. You can chart any class or section of a class yourself by taking notes or drawing stick figures to record what you experience. Try it after your next class!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Potty Dance

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Asanas for Fall


Asanas for Fall
In Chinese Medicine, Fall is the season for the organ pair, lung and large intestine. Looking at the function of these organs our lungs are responsible for bringing oxygen (Prana) into the blood through the breath and removing carbon dioxide. The large intestine is the organ of elimination. It reabsorbs fluid from food stuffs in the final passage before elimination. The end of the colon is part of the pelvic floor providing support for mula bandha.

This organ pair also has emotional and spiritual qualities. The lungs positive qualities are lightness, buoyancy, and contentment (santosha). They also represent being emotionally available and full of hope and optimism. The negative qualities of the lungs are grief, suffering, low self-esteem as well as sadness and depression. The large intestines positive qualities include the ability to let go of what is not needed, non-clinging (aparigrhaha) and an overall fluid quality at our base. On the shadow side, the large intestine reflects clinging, hoarding, unable to let go. Being unable to move and change direction in life, a slowness or sluggishness in action and thought can also show up.

Our yoga practice can help with this season of change. Sunsalutes, twists, gentle back bends and inversions can all help re-align us this Fall. Pranayama practices can also support the lungs to stay stretched from the inside. It is more about the intention we put forth with the asana than the asana itself. Think about what message you want the asana to tell your cells.

Pictured here is Jatara Parivartanasana, revolved abdomen pose. It is wonderful when you use a bolster to support the legs to practice letting go while feeling the deep layers of the abdomen. You can focus on reaching the chest open and taking deep breaths opening up to staying fluid throughout your whole being. twist

Put the bolster off to one side of your legs. Bend your knees close to your chest in a tight fold, spread your toes. Turn your abdomen to lay your legs on the bolster, keeping your feet active, release your legs. Stretch your arms wide and investigate what turning your head away from your legs does for your chest. Take deep breaths, focusing on the exhale.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wearing a Dress

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Trying to get back to it.

Wow, has it really been since April since I blogged? I can't believe it. Well, here I go, trying to get back to it regularly.

Anahata is now two and a half. We decided not to take over ownership of The Yoga Workshop and we are figuring out what 2010 will hold for us. It has been a full year of new experiences and hard lessons. I feel better for all of it.

I will keep the blog posted of upcoming events! Soon to be announced!

Love,
De

Saturday, February 28, 2009

So Much Has Happened

Wow, it has been a while since I have blogged. So much has been happening. Stephen and I were asked by our teachers to take over management and ownership of their studio, The Yoga Workshop, here in Boulder. We have been busy since July, when they asked us, with all kinds of details to make it a smooth transition. It has been the biggest yoga practice I have ever experienced thus far. Hopefully more on this later.
Practice and all is coming!
Hari Om,
De

The Little Nutcracker

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